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      Blood donors needed for holiday weekend

      If you donate blood this weekend, you'll get a stadium seat cushion

      The Red Cross is getting ready for a busy Labor Day weekend, and is asking for your help.

      Donor Recruiter Andrew Everett says they need 14 blood donors and 8 platelet donors a day now through Tuesday to meet the need in southwest Georgia. Everett says it's about 5 more donors than usual.

      "More people are traveling therefore there's more accidents, and therefore an increased need for blood. One in 10 people entering the hospital will need a blood transfusion," Everett said.

      Schedule an appointment to donate at www.givelife.org.

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